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Masseter Botox

Masseter Botox is a facial injection treatment used to relieve teeth clenching, grinding, and jawline contouring.

What is Masseter Botox?

Masseter Botox derives its name from the masseter muscle on the face that is responsible for chewing. The masseter muscle can cause discomfort from various health conditions as well as aesthetic concerns. Masseter Botox, also known as “jaw Botox”, involves injecting botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin, into the masseter muscle on the side of the face to temporarily paralyze the muscle. By paralyzing the masseter muscle, patients can experience extensive relief from teeth clenching, teeth grinding, and cosmetic benefits of a more contoured jawline.

Benefits of Masseter Botox

Reduction in Teeth Grinding

Bruxism, or teeth grinding, affects a significant percentage of the population. Masseter Botox can effectively relax the masseter muscle, reducing symptoms like jaw pain and headaches associated with bruxism.

Relief for TMJ Symptoms

Masseter Botox has shown efficacy in alleviating TMJ symptoms (temporomandibular joints), including jaw locking and clicking, difficulty chewing, and jaw pain.

Cosmetic Contouring

Beyond the medical benefits, Masseter Botox is popular for cosmetic purposes. It helps slim the face by reducing the size of the masseter muscle, creating a more defined and balanced facial appearance.

How Masseter Botox Works

Before undergoing Masseter Botox, a consultation with our providers is essential. This consultation will involve discussing your goals and concerns along with a physical examination to determine the optimal injection site and dosage.

During the Procedure

The actual procedure will involve initially cleaning the treatment area followed by an application of a topical anesthesia. Once the treatment area has become fully numbed, our provider will begin to inject Masseter Botox into the predetermined areas of the masseter muscle. The entire process is quick and painless, lasting approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

After Treatment

After treatment care will be dependent on individual reaction to the Masseter Botox treatment. Most patients experience minimal to no downtime, allowing you to resume normal activities including makeup application immediately after treatment.

It is advisable to avoid certain actions such as rubbing or applying pressure to the treatment area for at least 24 hours after treatment. Consider holding off engaging in strenuous exercise to avoid aggravating the treatment site.

Masseter Botox goes beyond the realms of traditional cosmetic treatments, offering relief from various medical conditions while enhancing facial aesthetics. If you’re considering Masseter Botox, consult with the qualified providers of Prommier Med Spa to determine if it’s the right choice for you. Rediscover comfort and confidence with Masseter Botox, your key to a pain-free, well-contoured jawline.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Masseter Botox?

Masseter Botox, also called “jaw Botox,” helps with jaw discomfort and cosmetic issues related to the masseter muscle, which is responsible for chewing. This procedure injects a neurotoxin into the masseter muscle, temporarily paralyzing it and providing relief from teeth clenching and grinding, along with cosmetic benefits like jawline contouring.

Who Is a Good Candidate For Masseter Botox?

A good candidate for Masseter Botox is someone unhappy with the appearance of their masseter facial muscle or experiencing symptoms of teeth grinding and jaw pain. Good candidates are those who are aware that this procedure is not permanent but looking for changes to their appearance or physical discomfort without the high cost and excessive downtime of surgical options.

How Long Does Masseter Botox Last?

It’s important to note that individual reactions to treatment may vary and therefore, results may also differ. Most patients tend to notice significant changes within one to two weeks after treatment, and these effects can last up to six months. To ensure that you continue to experience optimal results, it’s recommended to repeat the procedure 3-4 times per year. Our providers will help you determine the best treatment schedule for your needs during your consultation.

How Does Masseter Botox Help with Teeth Grinding?

Masseter Botox is injected into the masseter muscle of the face to address the root cause of teeth grinding (bruxism) by preventing involuntary clenching.

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What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a condition where you grind, gnash, or clench your teeth, occurring both when awake and during sleep. Symptoms of Bruxism can include loud teeth grinding, flattened or damaged teeth, tired jaw muscles, face or neck pain, and headaches.

Bruxism, if left untreated, can cause serious complications like tooth damage, tension-type headaches, severe facial or jaw pain, and disorders in the temporomandibular joints. Factors such as stress, medications, and family history can increase the risk of bruxism. Additionally, bruxism may be associated with various medical and mental health disorders.

Seeking regular dental care is crucial to detect and manage Bruxism, especially since it can lead to significant complications. Masseter Botox is available as a potential treatment option for the management of bruxism by temporarily paralyzing the masseter muscle that is responsible for teeth clenching and grinding.

What is TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts as a hinge connecting the jawbone to the skull, and TMJ disorders can cause pain and discomfort in this joint and the controlling muscles.

Symptoms of TMJ can include jaw pain or tenderness, aching pain around the ear, difficulty chewing, facial pain, and joint locking. TMJ disorders may result from factors like genetics, arthritis, jaw injury, or teeth grinding (bruxism). Since many cases can be managed with self-care or nonsurgical treatments like Masseter Botox, surgery is considered a last resort.

How Does Masseter Botox Help with TMJ Pain?

Masseter Botox helps prevent TMJ pain by temporarily paralyzing the masseter muscle, causing it to relax without causing permanent damage.

What are the Potential Side Effects of Masseter Botox Treatments?

Masseter Botox is generally a safe procedure that may result in temporary side effects. These side effects can include pain, swelling, bruising, headaches, and flu-like symptoms. In rare cases, there may be a risk of a temporary crooked smile or drooling.

It’s important to note that these side effects are temporary and can be managed with a cool compress or over-the-counter medication. While Masseter Botox is considered safe, users should be aware of potential side effects and consult with our providers on a full list of side effects and treatment options.